Police release image of man they wish to speak to after Wisbech teenager’s wallet snatched at Peterborough station

Police wish to speak to this man in connection with the theft.

Police wish to speak to this man in connection with the theft. - Credit: Archant

A teenager from Wisbech was left distraught after his wallet containing cash and sentimental photos was stolen from Peterborough Railway Station.

Police wish to speak to this man in connection with the theft.

Police wish to speak to this man in connection with the theft. - Credit: Archant

British Transport Police (BTP) officers have released a photo of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the theft, which took place just after 7pm in Starbucks coffee shop at the station on Saturday, November 29.

The victim, a 17-year-old boy, bought a drink and left his wallet on the counter by mistake before leaving the shop.

When a member of staff asked who it belonged to, a man came forward claiming the wallet was his. He took the wallet, left the shop, and then loitered around the station before walking out at about 7.20pm.

PC Daniel Hanna, the investigating officer, said: “The wallet contained cash and a number of sentimental and irreplaceable items including photos and a poem.


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“The victim is extremely distressed and just wants these personal items to be returned.

“Enquiries have been ongoing to attempt to identify the person responsible for taking the wallet but to no avail.

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“I am now appealing for anyone who recognises the man in these photographs to come forward as I believe he will have information which can help us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016. Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In all calls, quote incident reference MSUB/B9 of 8/1/2015.

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